I am proud of my family. We have many firsts. Maybe this is what drives me to take advantage of the opportunities that I would not have had if my family didn’t decide to be the master of their lives. It is pretty humbling. Whenever I think ” I am tired, I should just give up… I can’t … I remember.. My grandpa was on the first black baseball team in Alberta, I have many relatives in this clip. It keeps me going whenever life gets dark.
the odds of us being born in the life we have now, here, in Canada are comparable to winning the lotto every week for a year. Yet, we are always looking at the next step before we enjoy the one we are on. I distinctly remember “If I could just do ______ insert any goal” and having achieved that goal I am already looking at the step ahead of me thinking ” Well, that step looks so nice, look at what that step has that this one doesn’t, maybe this step is not as good as I thought it was and I really should have thought more about the other one”. Then the cycle begins, the never ending hamster wheel to more. In the process we miss enjoying our kids grow up (if they could just be older) or are parents, our partners, our jobs… Funny thing, that monster is insatiable and no matter where you are, how much you achieve, how much money you have there will ALWAYS be someone who has more. There is no one winner in this race and you will not be declared “World Winner”.
When we slow down and think about what we need to be happy, we are often surprised by how much we really need. Television, magazines, the news tell you excess is better…. I am not a sheep, so I will vintage shop, not feed the hungry monster who makes us need and then pushes us to show everyone on every form of social media how we are winning.
For now, I am going to enjoy the step I am on thank you very much.